The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 169 179 163
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 20 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.55% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 24
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£550 £525 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £465 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £628 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4022 4712 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.34% 77.67% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3121 3399 3467
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 47
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 19 (63.33%) Banking
2 16 (53.33%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Investment Banking
3 13 (43.33%) Market Risk
4 12 (40.00%) SQL
5 11 (36.67%) Credit Risk
6 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
7 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
8 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
9 5 (16.67%) Big Data
10 4 (13.33%) Degree
10 4 (13.33%) JIRA
11 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Front Office
11 3 (10.00%) UML
11 3 (10.00%) C
11 3 (10.00%) SAS
11 3 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
11 3 (10.00%) Statistics
11 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
11 3 (10.00%) Greeks
11 3 (10.00%) Analytics

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Adaptiv
2 1 (3.33%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 5 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (3.33%) JProfiler
3 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (63.33%) Banking
2 16 (53.33%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Front Office
5 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.67%) Retail
6 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Analyst
2 16 (53.33%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Market Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Market Risk Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Testing Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Data Modeller
7 2 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Testing Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Testing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Market Risk
2 11 (36.67%) Credit Risk
3 3 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (10.00%) Statistics
3 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.00%) UML
4 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
4 3 (10.00%) Greeks
4 3 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (3.33%) BPR
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
3 2 (6.67%) R
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) SunGard
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy
2 1 (3.33%) Splunk
2 1 (3.33%) Vertica
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Murex
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Rate: £700 - £800 per day
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £520 per day
Posted: 22 days ago